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Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty to Speak at Faires Faculty Forum

Monday, April 9, 2012

Four faculty from Westminster College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will present "Enriching Experiences: Research with Undergraduates" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, April 18, at 11:40 a.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Sebastian Mueller Theater.

The presentation will cover the rewards and risks of working with undergraduate students on research projects.  The speakers will outline several models of conducting research with undergraduates and describe some of the student projects.

Included in the presentation are:
• Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, assistant professor of mathematics, who has been with Westminster since 2010.  He earned an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
• Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, associate professor of mathematics, who joined the faculty in 2004.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and master's degree and Ph.D. from Kent State University.
• Dr. Terri Lenox, associate professor of computer science and chair of Westminster's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, joined the faculty in 1999.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
• Dr. David Offner, assistant professor of mathematics, has been with Westminster since 2009.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Yale University and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Contact Lenox at (724) 946-7289 or email for additional information.

Seated: Dr. Terri Lenox (l) and Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz. Standing: Dr. David Offner (l) and Dr. Jeffrey Boerner.